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Philosophy

Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser

8 oz.

Item #: 2209138

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PhilosophyPurity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser
 
4.6

(based on 1532 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (1342)
  • Gentle (1303)
  • Not greasy (1102)
  • Balances skin (770)
  • Moisturizing (754)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (62)
  • Dries out skin (56)
  • Bad smell (53)
  • Irritates skin (46)
  • Doesn't work (38)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (814)
  • All skin types (756)
  • Sensitive skin (505)
  • Combination skin (475)
  • Dry skin (245)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (674), Brand buyer (670)

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5.0

Pure & Simple

By Mikie

from Austin, Tx

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Gentle
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser:

    Great for gentle cleaning. Removes all makeup and doesn't leave skin dry or oily. Great for everyday use.

     
    5.0

    Love this product!

    By Suzy Q

    from Apple Valley, MN

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Gentle
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Moisturizing
    • Not Greasy
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Combination Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser:

      I use this daily as a face wash. It is very gentle and leaves my face feeling clean. I also use it to wash my make up brushes.

       
      5.0

      Deep Clean yet Soft on Skin

      By Missevelyng

      from West Palm Beach, FL

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser:

          One of the only cleansers I can use and not feel like I still need to clean further with toner, astringent or mask.

           
          5.0

          Face wash

          By Carla

          from Salt Lake City, UT

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Gentle
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Moisturizing
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dry Skin

            Comments about Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser:

            Love this face wash after I had my daughter my skin completely changed and tends to easily dry out this cleanser is perfect it never over dries my skin and keeps my complexion blemish free.

             
            5.0

            in love

            By I own it

            from Texas

            Comments about Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser:

            I love the cleanser use it for both am & pm i have 2 weeks using it and my skin feels very smooth, soft ,& clean.

             
            4.0

            The BEST facial cleanser around!

            By CosMetG

            from Little Rock, AR

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Gentle
            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Moisturizing
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • All Skin Types
              • Combination Skin
              • Daily Use
              • Oily Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser:

              I first used Purity Made Simple 12 years ago. I don't remember why I stopped using it. I've used many drugstore and department store cleansers that really did not clean my skin without multiple washes. Now, I'm back to Purity with my Clarisonic and here to stay. I did not give it 5 stars due to the parabens in it.

               
              5.0

              Wonderful!

              By kaylexx

              from Ohio

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Balances Skin
              • Gentle
              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Leaves Clean Feel
              • Moisturizing
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • Combination Skin
              • Daily Use
              • Oily Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser:

              I use this product at night with my Clairisonic and in the morning with just my hands. It has drastically improved my skin which has seemed in my mid twenties to want to break out more than it ever did in my teens. Also, being from Ohio with the forever us and downs in the weather it is nice to find a cleanser that doesn't dry my face out. also paired this with Hope in a Jar and I could not be happier with my results!

               
              5.0

              best facial cleaner for mature skin

              By Helen

              from ri

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Balances Skin
              • Gentle
              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Leaves Clean Feel
              • Moisturizing
              • Not Greasy
              • Smells Great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser:

                Pricey but worth it.

                 
                1.0

                Not happy with the product

                By Kristen

                from Philadelphia

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Gentle

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser:

                    I was recommended this because they've stopped carrying the bare minerals cleanser. I purchased it because an ultra sales rep suggested it was close to bare minerals. It's not at all. It's not a cleaner and is packed with perfume. I wish I could return it.

                     
                    4.0

                    Love this cleanser

                    By voshell5

                    from Des Moines Ia

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Remove all makeup
                    • Smells Great

                    Cons

                    • Price

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser:

                      Use it both it the am & pm leaves my skin feel clean and removes all my makeup.

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                      • Q:

                        I would like to know the exact ingredients in this cleansing product. I am 65 and have dry skin. My skin is shiny, especially after cleansing.
                        Asked on 11/9/2014 by None from Shelby Twp. Michigan

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          the full ingredients for purity made simple one-step facial cleanser includes: water (aqua), sodium lauroamphoacetate, sodium trideceth sulfate, limnanthes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil, coco-glucoside, cocos nucifera (coconut) alcohol, peg-120 methyl glucose dioleate, aniba rosaeodora (rosewood) wood oil, geranium maculatum oil, guaiac (guaiacum officinale) extract, cymbopogon martini oil, rosa damascena extract, amyris balsamifera bark oil, santalum album (sandalwood) oil, salvia officinalis (sage) oil, cinnamomum cassia leaf oil, anthemis nobilis flower oil, daucus carota sativa (carrot) seed oil, piper nigrum (pepper) seed extract, polysorbate 20, glycerin, carbomer, triethanolamine, methylparaben, propylparaben, citric acid, imidazolidinyl urea, yellow 5 (ci 19140)

                          Answered on 11/11/2014 by brand expert from philosophy
                      • Q:

                        I have combination skin, always breakout in my t-zone. So far nothings seems to keep my random breakouts away. I'll try a new face wash and it seems to work at first and then weeks later my breakouts are back again. Does this cleanser work for combination skin? And will it keep my breakouts away for good?
                        Asked on 10/16/2014 by tyler from Denver, CO

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        it says use "end of each day *or* at the beginning of each morning"-- is it not recommended to use this product twice daily? I would like to start using this once my clarisonic cleanser runs out but want to make sure it's fine to use morning and night.
                        Asked on 8/30/2014 by beautyqueenx from Carrboro, NC

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser is gentle enough for twice daily use, both AM and PM.

                          Answered on 9/2/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Is this cleanser good for very oily skin?
                        Asked on 8/14/2014 by Drea from Madison, Wisconsin

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        Does this product help with acne?
                        Asked on 7/26/2014 by Alex

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          This cleanser is formulated for all skin types and is very gentle, but please note that it contains no acne-fighting active ingredients. You may prefer Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment Cleanser, which is oil-free and formulated with 1% salicylic acid to combat breakouts without causing irritation:
                          http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod4370703

                          Answered on 7/30/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        I have been using ProActiv for years and am looking for a more gentle daily cleanser that will be less harsh on my skin but still help manage my acne. Would this product help accomplish that?
                        Asked on 7/22/2014 by Katy from Florida

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          This cleanser is formulated for all skin types and is very gentle, but please note that it contains no acne-fighting active ingredients. You may prefer Clear Days Ahead Acne Treatment Cleanser, which is oil-free and formulated with 1% salicylic acid to combat breakouts without causing irritation:
                          http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod4370703

                          Answered on 7/28/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Is this product good for dry skin.
                        Asked on 7/14/2014 by Jessi from Ohio

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Yes, this product is formulated for all skin types including dry skin. It is very gentle, tones, and provides light hydration.

                          Answered on 7/14/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Does it come with a pump?
                        Asked on 7/12/2014 by AJ

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          No, this product does not include a pump.

                          Answered on 7/16/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Do I need to use a toner after using this product?

                        Do you have a moisturizer for normal skin?
                        Asked on 5/24/2014 by Looking Best

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          No toner is necessary; this product serves as your cleanser, toner, and makeup remover in one!

                          For your moisturizer, we recommend Philosophy Hope In A Jar (Item #: 2209117), a moisturizer formulated for all skin types that helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, skin discoloration, rough texture and dehydration for a radiant complexion:
                          http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod1490044

                          Answered on 5/27/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        How long is the shelf life of this product once opened?
                        Asked on 4/8/2014 by Heather

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          The shelf life is 12 months once opened.

                          Answered on 4/10/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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